Sony have updated the PlayStation 5 FAQ and revealed that if you have bought one of those snazzy new HD cameras for the PlayStation 5 you won’t be able to use for your PlayStation 4 VR games.
The HD Camera is not compatible with PS4 games – please connect a PlayStation Camera via a PlayStation®Camera adaptor.
The old PS4 camera runs at 720p, the new one is 1080p and and includes new feature such as background removal. PlayStation VR owners are going to have swap the cameras out, the old PS4 camera to play any existing PSVR games, and then back to the PS5 camera if they want to broadcast or play any future PSVR games that, presumably, will work with the new camera and take advantage of the higher definition.
The FAQ also reveals the Share menu won’t work if you are playing a PlayStation 4 game but you can map some buttons to take videos and screens.
The SHARE menu cannot be displayed during PS4 gameplay on PS5 consoles. You can take screenshots and images by pressing the create button on your DualSense wireless controller to show the create menu. Additionally, you can use the button shortcuts to start/stop video recording or to save screenshots as follows:
- Single press the create (DualSense) or SHARE button (DUALSHOCK4) to show the create menu
- Press and hold the create (DualSense) or SHARE button (DUALSHOCK4) to take a screenshot
- Double press the create (DualSense) or SHARE button (DUALSHOCK4) to start and stop video recording manually.
Sony also state Tournaments, In-Game Live, and the PS4 Second Screen app will not work on PlayStation 5 so it seems they have been consigned to history.
Sony have posted a teardown video of the PlayStation 5 console showing how you can install a second drive to increase storage space, you can find more details on that here. They have also listed a few PlayStation 4 games that will not run on PlayStation 5.